COO Gita Bhargava Wins Two Stevie Awards for Women in Business

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Upside, the leading provider of accounting, payroll, HR, PEO, and talent acquisition services globally, today announced its Chief Operating Office Gita Bhargava has won the Stevie Awards in two categories – the Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Female Executive of the Year.

Gita won a silver in the Executive of the Year and a bronze in the second category.

“This is an absolute honor. I am excited to be here at this wonderful gala and am humbled to be among so many accomplished leaders. I hope to use my position at Global Upside to empower women worldwide and make a difference,” Gita said.

“These awards are recognition for our team. I could not have done this without the unwavering support of the incredible and committed group of people that make the Global Upside team. It is an honor for all of us” she added.

The awards recognize Gita’s significant achievements in building Global Upside into a formidable enterprise that is helping companies across 100+ countries. Most recently, Gita led the group’s expansion with the launch of Global PEO Services, HCM software Mihi, and recruitment agency Gava Talent Solutions.

“Gita Bhargava is very passionate about her work which is evident in her dedication to provide the best possible experience in every engagement. Gita is thoughtful and deeply cares about those that she works with and her positive nature will put a smile on anyone’s face. She is not only exceptional at her job, but is a commendable individual,” said Jessica Lee, Vice President and Corporate Controller at the Zillow Group.

Gita is also an advocate of children’s education and is a long-time supporter of the education-focused nonprofit City Year.

“Gita Bhargava is a true role model for women everywhere. Her vigor for and backing of City Year and her encouragement of others to do the same has been important in helping at risk children across America,” said Sharon Matthews, Chair, San Jose/Silicon Valley Board, City Year.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Finalists were chosen by five specialized judging committees.

“The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Other finalists and past winners for the Stevie Awards include Chatelle Lynch, Chief Human Resources Officer, McAfee; June Howard, SVP Financial Services and Chief Accounting Officer, Aflac; Taryn Owen, President, PeopleScout; Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Gloria R. Boyland, Corporate Vice President, Fedex; Libby Chambers, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Product Officer at Western Union; and Lisa Wolter, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen of O.C.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at

Connect with Gita Bhargava on LinkedIn.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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